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MSNBC
Dec 10, 2013 3:00pm PST
, the nelson mandela memorial in south africa. president obama was there with former presidents clinton, bush, and carter. along with former secretary of state hillary clinton. and when the president rose to speak, what an ovation. >> president barack obama. [ cheers ] >> thank you. >> the president praised mandela's moral vision and courage. but said the great leader's work is unfinished. >> we know that like south africa, the united states had to overcome centuries of racial. it took people known and unknown to see the dawn of a new day. michelle and i are beneficiaries of that struggle. but in america and in south africa and in countries all around the globe, we cannot allow our progress to cloud the fact that our work is not yet done. and so we, too, must act on behalf of justice. we, too, must act on behalf of peace. >> mandela inspired countless people around the world including president obama who spoke from the heart in personal terms. >> it woke me up to my responsibilities to others and to myself and it sent me on an improbable journey that finds me here today. and while i wil
MSNBC
Dec 6, 2013 3:00pm PST
. [ speaking in foreign language ] >> president obama will travel to south africa next week to attend the memorial service. there is no doubt nelson mandela was a great man. i was honored to have been in his presence on a few occasions. but i tell you what was striking to me as i studied mandela and thought about him in the last 24 hours. is how he was not afraid to evolve, not afraid to grow. yes, he did 27 years in jail. he didn't serve that time. he had that time serve him. he studied, he strategized, he grew. he came out a bigger man with a bigger vision than he went in. so did some of the africaners that helped to bring about the end of apartheid. real leaders don't have their causes shrink to their size. real leaders grow and become bigger to the causes that are bigger than them. that's the legacy of nelson mandela. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> the mind of a leader. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews up in boston. so let me start with this. president obama continues his offense of getting great help from a
MSNBC
Dec 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
you up right. >>> every day more and more americans are signing up for obama care. and now that includes south carolina republican lindsey graham. that's right. smile, senator graham. you're the latest happy republican to get enrolled in obama care. as required by law. congratulations. he joins senator rand paul, speaker boehner, and many other lucky republicans who signed up for insurance under the very law they opposed. i wonder what president obama would say to these guys. >> congratulations. and by the way, you're covered. >> yes, they're covered. but millions of americans aren't thanks to republican policies. gop governors and lawmakers in 25 states have refused to expand. medicaid. denying insurance to nearly 5 million americans. 5 million people without insurance just so republicans can say they're fighting the law. that is inexcusable. joining me now, joan walsh. thanks for being here this evening. it's incredible. 5 million people not able to get insurance because republican governors are playing politics, joan. >> no, it's really awful. and it's terrible for -- first o
MSNBC
Dec 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
. this man of peace who helped free south africa from apartheid and inspired citizens of all nations. president obama spoke just moments ago. >> he achieved more than could be expected of any man. and today he's gone home. we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. for now let us pause and give thanks for the fact that nelson mandela lived. a man who took history in his hands and bent the arc of the moral universe towards justice. may god bless his memory and keep him in peace. >> mandela spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, but he never stopped believing in freedom for himself and his country. outside his home just moments ago, the people of south africa were singing. ♪ >> we'll be going live to south africa in just a moment, but first i want to bring in nbc news contributor charlene hunter galt. she spent years covering both nelson mandela and the anti-apartheid movement in south africa. thank you for being on ton
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